Voting By Mail

A voter who desires to vote by mail must request a ballot application no more than (90) days and no less than (7) days before the election.  An application to vote by mail must be returned by mail or fax.


Filling out an Application to vote by mail and the voterís affidavit

The voter may have anyone the voter chooses, write the voterís request for a ballot, or for a Voting-by-Mail Application, except that the voter must sign or make a mark where required.


Voter unable to write their signature or make a mark

If an applicant or voter is so disabled that the applicant or voter cannot write a signature or make a mark where required, the action of the person who offers assistance shall be witnessed by one additional person.  Both the person giving assistance and the witness shall sign their names and provide their addresses.


Requesting to vote by mail by use of a fax machine

A person may make a request to vote by mail by the use of a fax machine.  The voter must put in writing the following information:

  Voter name;

  Residence Address;

  Social Security Number;

  The address to mail the ballot to;

  The specific election the voter wishes to vote in;

  The reason the voter wishes to vote absentee

  The voterís signature

   A day time phone number and/or email address in order clarify information if needed.


Methods of Voting-By-Mail:


A registered voter in any of the following circumstances may request to vote by mail:

1. Persons who will be outside of the county during the early voting period and election day.

2. Full-time college students and their spouses who are out of the county.

3. A person who is on the Permanent Disabled mailing list.

4. Residents of licensed nursing homes which are outside the county.

5. Jurors for a federal or state court who will be serving during early voting and election day.

6. Persons age (60) or older.

7. A person who is hospitalized, ill or physically disabled.

8. A person who is a caretaker of a hospitalized, ill or physically disabled person.

9. A person who is a candidate for office in a particular election.

10. A person who is an election official in that particular election.

11. A person who will be observing a religious holiday.

12. A Truck Driver.



IMPORTANT:  A person must have registered in person or voted in at least one election in order to vote absentee by mail.